Thoughts In the Time of COVID-19

I am currently doing the chore I hate most - placing clean clothes in my cabinet. I hate it. I wish I have someone who can do this for me.

Then I realized, in a snap, how petty of a concern this is. Compared to the plight of around 90% of my countrymen right now, I am lucky because I'm home. I am lucky because I don't have to be in a hospital, healing people sick from the corona virus. I am lucky because I am not in the higher ranks of the government, stressing my butt off so I can protect and save my country, only to be faced with hatred and criticism.

I am lucky, most of all, because I am alive, healthy, and safe, just as my family and loved ones are. We have shelter, our own transportation, and I know we have food to eat today, tomorrow, and the next months.

In this time of turmoil and unrest, let us all live to be the best versions of ourselves. Let's celebrate the simple things that we often take for granted, help our elders and neighbors, and give our bodies the love and care they're due.

Before I end, I'd like to thank our countrymen from the medical field and the government, and those in essential industries like food and drinks, medicine, water, electricity, banks, and so on. You've all been working so hard to keep us alive.

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